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Brunel University Civil EngineeringCivil Engineering92Brunel UniversitySchool of Engineering and Design


Civil EngineeringAnnual Intake: 60Why study Civil Engineering at Brunel?★★★★★★★★Students can make the most of extensive, modern and wellequippedlaboratory facilities. Brunel’s Joseph BazalgetteLaboratories have benefitted from recent investment,with new facilities for geotechnical engineering, structuralanalysis and testing of innovative civil engineeringmaterials.Most academics are actively involved in cutting-edgeresearch with collaborators including major oil companies,vehicle manufacturers and other leading industrial firms.This ensures that you are exposed to up-to-date materialthroughout your time at Brunel.We have very good links with business and industry in theUK and overseas, so we have more contacts to help youfind jobs and work placements.You can enter the course on either the MEng or the BEngroute. If you enter on the BEng route, you can transfer tothe MEng programme at the end of Level 2 by achievingthe progression requirement.COURSES AT A GLANCECivil Engineering with Sustainability BEng/MEng......................... Page 94See also:• BEng Engineering with anIntegrated Foundation Year............................................. Page 202George spent hisCivil Engineeringplacement inCape Town,South AfricaMoving through theyears at Brunel, there willbe many assignments,deadline clashesand crammed exampreparations, but yourtutor is there for you, thestaff always listen andyour peers become a closeknit group, making youwork harder. You won’t bespoon fed but shown howto ask questions and beconfident in your decisions.I have progressed everyyear and my grades havegone from strength tostrength allowing me tocontinue on to the MEngcourse. All this is thanksto the quality of thematerials and lectures.My placement in CapeTown gave me a vastamount of experienceand showed me whatlife is going to be like asa Civil Engineer, plus itgave me a much neededbreak from university lifeas it coincided with theWorld Cup! I wanted totravel for my placementbecause I wanted tobolster my CV and begiven responsibility thatI wouldn’t get in London.Brunel gave me a greatfooting and the Placementand Careers Centre reallydoes its job in giving youthe material, help andtime that you need whilecoping with your studiesBrunel University Civil EngineeringBrunel Universitywww.brunel.ac.uk/courses93


Brunel University Civil EngineeringBEng Entry CriteriaGCE A-level BBC, including atleast Grade C in Maths andin a Science or Technologysubject (General Studies notaccepted; Critical Thinkingaccepted as 4th subject only)Advanced Diploma ProgressionDiploma in Engineering: Grade B,plus the Specialist Unit in Mathsfor Engineers along with 1 AS-level(excluding General Studies)at Grade C for Additional andSpecialist Learning. ProgressionDiploma in Public Services: GradeB, plus the Specialist Unit in Mathsfor Engineers along with 1 A-levelin a Science subject at Grade C forAdditional and Specialist LearningBTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaDDM to include Distinctionsin Further Mathematics forTechnicians, and FurtherMechanical Principles or equivalent(BTECs are welcomed in a varietyof related subjects – please contactthe Course Director for details)IBDP 30 points, including 5points in Maths at Higher LevelAccess Pass in Engineering,including Distinctions in all Mathsand Physics units at Level 3For all of the above, 5 GCSEs atGrade C or above are also required,to include English and Maths(please note that these must havebeen gained by the time yousubmit your UCAS application)BEng Modes of Study/UCAS CodesH200H2013-YEAR FULL-TIME4-YEAR THIck-SANDWICHThe BEng Engineering with anIntegrated Foundation Yearis available for students whodo not meet the standardentry criteria listed above –see page 202 for details.Civil Engineering withSustainability BEng/MEngCheck the web course entry for up‐to-date courseinformation and detailed entry requirements.About the CourseThe next few decadespromise to be amongst themost challenging ever for theCivil Engineering community.Increasing populations,progressive urbanisationand ongoing economicdevelopment, not to mentionclimate change and thepersistent risk of extremeevents, already present manythreats to infrastructure.As a result, civil engineersneed to draw deeply on theirknowledge, skills and abilityto provide essential facilitieswhile minimising negativeimpacts on communitiesand the environment.Our aim is for you to finishthe course fully preparedto pursue a successfulcareer in industry or moreadvanced study, and tomake a real contributionto Civil Engineering.AccreditationThis course has beendesigned in closeconsultation with industryand is accredited by theInstitution of Civil Engineers,the Institution of StructuralEngineers, the CharteredInstitution of Highwaysand Transportation, andthe Institute of HighwayEngineers, for 2007-2010.Check the web courseentry to find out how thecourse mode you choose(ie BEng/MEng, full-time/thick-sandwich) affects thetype of accreditation forwhich you are eligible.Course ContentOur course has beendesigned very much asa ‘hands-on’ learningexperience. You will beintroduced to fundamentaltheory, but will thenhave the chance to testand apply much of thattheory through practicalwork in the laboratory,using advanced software,and during field work.Typical ModulesLevel 1• Construction andSustainability• Fundamentals ofGeotechnical Engineeringand Surveying• Fundamentals of Structures• Fundamentals ofFluid Mechanics• Analytical Methods andSkills for Civil Engineers• Communication,Management andProfessional Skills94ContactDr Philip Collins, Course DirectorTel: +44 (0)1895 266633 Email: ce-ug-admissions@brunel.ac.uk


Level 2• Computing andSustainable Construction• Civil Engineering Materials• Geotechnical Engineering• Solid Body Mechanics• Fluid Mechanicsand Hydraulics• Structural MechanicsLevel 3• Major Individual Project• Business and theEnvironment• Steel and Concrete Design• Water Engineering• Structural AnalysisLevel 4 (MEng only)• Major Group Project• Sustainable Construction,Management andProfessional Studies• Structural Design and FEA• Geo-environmentalManagement forCivil Engineers• Environmental Engineering• Sustainable BuiltEnvironmentTeaching andAssessmentTeaching methods includelectures, laboratories,design studios and oneto-onesupervision.There are writtenexaminations at the endof each term but workis also continuouslyassessed throughout. Youwill undertake projects,assignments, essays,laboratory work andshort tests. A residentialfield course also takesplace in Level 1.EmployabilityThroughout the courseyou will be developingprofessional skillsincluding communication,teamwork and planning.CareersThis is a relatively newcourse, its first intake ofstudents having arrived in2007. We anticipate thatour students will help fillthe increasing demandfor high-quality civilengineering graduates.Major contractors workingon large infrastructureprojects such as Crossrail,the London Olympics, flooddefence schemes and lowcarbonenergy generationare likely environmentsfor many of our graduatesto begin their careers.Some may progress to workwith government agencies,county councils or majorfirms of consulting engineers.Others may specialise infields such as sustainability,innovative materials,foundation engineering,tunnelling, geotechnicalexploration or buildingservices engineering.PlacementsYou will also have theopportunity to take a‘sandwich’ year out inindustry between Levels 2and 3. Sandwich studentsundertake high-quality,paid work placementswithin prominent companiesand organisations.Students who complete thethick-sandwich course will beawarded their degree ‘withProfessional Placement’.MEng Entry CriteriaGCE A-level ABB, including Grade Bin Maths and including a Science orTechnology subject (General Studiesnot accepted; Critical Thinkingaccepted as 4th subject only)Advanced Diploma ProgressionDiploma in Engineering: Grade A,plus the Specialist Unit in Mathsfor Engineers along with 1 AS-level(excluding General Studies)at Grade C for Additional andSpecialist Learning. ProgressionDiploma in Public Services: GradeA, plus the Specialist Unit in Mathsfor Engineers along with 1 A-levelin a Science subject at Grade C forAdditional and Specialist LearningBTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaD*DD to include Distinctionsin Further Mathematics forTechnicians, and Further MechanicalPrinciples or equivalent (BTECsare welcomed in a variety ofrelated subjects – please contactthe Course Director for details)IBDP 33 points, including 6 pointsin Maths at Higher LevelAccess Applicants shouldapply for the BEng. Thosewho achieve the progressionrequirement can transfer to theMEng at the end of Level 2For all of the above, 5 GCSEs atGrade C or above are also required,to include English and Maths(please note that these must havebeen gained by the time yousubmit your UCAS application)MEng Modes of Study/UCAS CodesH202H2034-YEAR FULL-TIME5-YEAR THIck-SANDWICHThe BEng Engineering with anIntegrated Foundation Yearis available for students whodo not meet the standardentry criteria listed above –see page 202 for details.Brunel University Civil EngineeringBrunel Universitywww.brunel.ac.uk/courses 95

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